Havant Arts Centre: Thurs 26th September - Sat 28th September & Tues 1st October - Sat 5th October 1991
Botley Park Hotel: Sunday 17th October 1991
Directed by John O'Hanlon
This psychological thriller on the theme of revenge centres on the interlocking triangular relationship between Dee, a successful TV playwright, Hallett, a detective-superintendent, and Stone. After many twists and turns, the nature of the trio's relationship becomes clear, all three are very much concerned with the business of murder. An intriguing masterpiece, don't miss it!
'The Business of Murder' takes place in a first-floor flat on a single day in contemporary London. Stone asks Hallett (a detective) to come to his flat ostensibly to meet and help his son, a supposed drug dealer. However, the son has apparently left the apartment in and will not return until later that evening so the detective also agrees to return later. After Hallett leaves, Dee, a detective fiction writer arrives and chats to Stone.
In the conversations and actions which follow, we witness a twisting and turning plot through a maze of false trails as the story reaches its surprising and shocking conclusion. 'The Business of Murder' was published in 1981 and first produced at the Theatre Royal, Windsor the same year.
This play was staged at Havant Arts Centre, East Street Havant - Bench Theatre's home since 1977.
|Stage Manager||Aislinn D'Souza|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Sacha Pennington Ellis|
|Set Design||David Hemsley-Brown|
|Front of House||Rita de Bunsen|